Which sentence is correct?

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Anatoly

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1. I'm living in England during 7 months only and I need improve my English as soon as possible.
2. I've been living in England for 7 months only and I need to improve my English as soon as possible.
3. I've lived in England for 7 months only and I need to improve my English as soon as possible.
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Best, I think, is number two, but you need to change the wording a little, thus: "I've been living in England for only 7 months, and I need to improve my English as soon as possible." (You might also want to make it "seven months" instead of "7 months".)

What do you think?

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RonBee said:
Best, I think, is number two, but you need to change the wording a little, thus: "I've been living in England for only 7 months, and I need to improve my English as soon as possible." (You might also want to make it "seven months" instead of "7 months".)

What do you think?

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Yeah, I liked the second sentence the most, regarding to prepositions, tense and ‘to-infinitive’. Thank you very much for the explanation about ‘only’, but I didn’t understand about ‘7’ and ‘seven’. Did you mean native speakers prefer words to figures in writing?
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Generally speaking, numbers one to ten are written out. (With some people it's numbers one to twenty.) For numbers higher than that the numerals are used. It's a convention.

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I'd use the convention in letter writing and any formal text. ;-)
 
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